Risk (15)

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Risk (15)

Germany/2017/92mins/cert TBC Dir: Laura Poitras

How much of your own life are you willing to risk? Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CitizenFour, returns to the subject of the part the internet and leaks have to play in modern politics. Filmed over six years, this is a complex and volatile character study of Julian Assange that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice.

"Poitras' chronicle of WikiLeaks founder starts as a fight for transparency – and ends up as exposé of alpha hacker culture"
The Rolling Stone
"The scenes Poitras captures in Risk are remarkable."
The New Republic

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